Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray is en route to New York City to fulfill her post-pageant duties. Writing on Instagram, she said, "Refreshed from a quiet holiday season with my loved ones, I've packed up my home in Manila and now I'm ready to move to my new home in New York City!! I still can't believe it! @missuniverse I have to say I'm most nervous about experiencing the chill of NYC in winter but would love to know, what are your recommendations to see, do and eat?! Let me know in the comments below!" Catriona arrived in Manila on December 19, 2018, after winning the crown on December 17, 2018.
Catriona's love for her country shines through as she poses wearing a Bomberong jacket by Jor-El Espina and tugging a piece of luggage with a Philippine flag sticker.